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Bella and Murphy in Olympia, Washington

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Bella is a Siamese cat and she is best friends with Murphy who is a Ragdoll kitten. They have been the best of friends from the very first day they were introduced to one another. They play, eat and sleep together, bringing much joy to our home. This photo was taken with natural light that was to the left. The natural light is the very best to pick up the intensity of their incredibly blue eyes.

Bella is an intelligent and loving little girl. When I found her at our local animal rescue, she was less than a year old and had one very weak little baby. She had been found living out in the woods , was very underweight and in very sad shape. The minute I saw her, she looked straight in my eyes, so I asked the attendant if I could hold her. She simply relaxed in my arms, started purring. and our two hearts sang together that blissful morning. An hour later, we were on our way home. She has proven to be the most wonderful house cat who will be my alarm clock if I am not up by 6AM. She will start nibbling on my arm and nuzzling me to get up and face the day. Also, she will scold the other cats if they are found scratching the furniture and is always so polite when she is fed. She will not start eating until I put the food in front of her and stroke her back. All of this is amazing to me since she was living as if she were ferrel, but she has the manners of a true little lady.

Murphy I met as a tiny little kitten who was the only one who survived out of the litter. For whatever reason, his mother would have nothing to do with him and my friend Kristy was force feeding him every two hours. He would not have lived without her insistance that he eat. But still, he was not thriving. The day that I met him, it was like my heart was touched with how tiny and helpless he was. I sat right down on the floor and picked him up and settled him on my chest, over my heart and talked to him for the next two hours, petted his little head and and back also fed him with an eye dropper. The next day, I came back to see him again and he was a little stronger. Kristy said that he was finally beginning thrive. I came back often and several weeks later, Kristy was leaving on a trip to Canada for a cat show and asked if I would take care of little Murphy while she was gone. He was still such a tiny little thing, only two months old. I brought him home and immediately, he was taken in by all of the other cats. The perfect addition to our home right from the very first. He has turned out to be the most active and rambunctious of all of the cats, but comes to lie next to me at night. I believe he thinks I am his Mum.
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Featured in top ten of “Playful Interactiions” in PLAYFUL PHOTOGENIC PETS group ~ 17 April 2009
Featured in EYE CONTACT ~ 19 June 2009
Featured in top ten for “Cat’s Eyes” challenge ~ 19 June 2009
Second place in Best Friends challenge ~ PLAYFUL PHOTOGENIC PETS ~ September 2009
Featured in ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY ~23 October 2009
Finished in Top 10 of “Two Pairs of Eyes” challenge of MOOD AND AMBIANCE (photos only) February 2010
Featured in SHOW US YOUR PETS ~ 05 Dec 2010
Finished top 10 ANIMALS, A MOMENT IN TIME ~ 11 Feb 2011
Featured in HOSTING TUTORIAL CLASS ~ 23 Feb 2011
Featured in PATS PAJAMAS group ~ 19 March 2011

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cat, kitten, siamese, ragdoll

Cameras and photography captured my interest years ago as a child with my little Brownie. The cameras have changed over the years until the Digital age when I got really serious about photography. Not only has my work improved, but it has opened many doors to meeting wonderful people along the way. New friendships and learning new skills… I am hopeful that some of my best work is yet to come.

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Comments

  • Stzar
    Stzarover 5 years ago

    oh how precious !! you have captured them so beautifully !!
    delightful expressions

  • Hi Karon; I just realized that I did not respond to your sweet message about my babies. I have been a little slow about learning all of the functions on Redbubble. Getting the hang of it now and am actually enjoying it alot. I can see another online addiction in store for me. LOL! I thank you and my babies thank you for your sweet message.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Ohhhhhhh I recognise these two beauties from WS……..are they gorgeous or what!!!!!

  • Thank you Lyn for your sweet comment about my two babies. They are the cats with the greatest sense of humor and always keep things lively around my house.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Clark Thompson
    Clark Thompsonover 5 years ago

    Hahaha! This one really put a smile on my face… Their expressions convey “What is she up to now?”

  • Oh, Clark, they are totally used to me and my camera by now. The two of them are the greatest little commedians and simply adore one another. They sleep, snuggle and romp together and generally keep things lively around here..

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • down23
    down23over 5 years ago

    They are beautiful! Those eyes are piercing!! WOW!

  • Thank you for your nice comment on my two babies. They are among my favorite subjects and seem to always be up to something together. At this moment, the living room, hallway and my office are their race track. Ha ha!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Nicole I Hamilton
    Nicole I Hamiltonover 5 years ago

    What a perfect shot of two beautiful cats! Excellent work!

  • Thank you Nicole for your nice comment on the photo of my two babies. They are excellent subjectsf and are quite used to me and my camera.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 5 years ago

    They are gorgeous, Marjorie! Would love to just sit and pet them right now! Thanks for sharing them with us! – Pat

  • Thank you, Pat for your thoughtful comments. My cats are the best in the world and you would laugh if you saw what a good time they have together.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Judy Clark
    Judy Clarkover 5 years ago

    This is going into my favorites … they are so beautiful and just LOOK at their EYES!!!

  • Yes, Judy and that color is straight from the camera. Didn’t have to tweek it at all. Can you see why I got that cat tree with the blue edges? Totally matches their eyes.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • tonymm6491
    tonymm6491over 5 years ago

    They are great! So lovely!!!

  • Thank you so much for your nice comments. My four legged kids are among my favorite subjects.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • CrimsonLotus
    CrimsonLotusover 5 years ago

    Colour, light, composition, mood… this photo has it all. Beautifully done.

  • Thank you so much for your nice compliments. Hard to miss when one has such great subjects as my babies.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful cats!!

  • Thank you Ellen for your compliments on my sweet babies.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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